Nan’s Birthday Cakes


“Don’t disagree with me Charlotte because I have been baking longer than you!” Jessie said.

“Well it’s all about following the recipe,” replied Charlotte.

“Isn’t this the same recipe Nan wrote down and has been the family favourite Cake every Sunday,” hmmm went Jessie.

“Girls how are the cakes coming on,” their Mum’s voice came through loud and clear.

It was their Nan’s birthday, Charlotte and Jessie both wanted to show her they could carry on the tradition she started.

Nan walked in and the biggest smile spread all over her face and she disappeared in the arms of her very tall grand daughters.


A trip to Paris?

I am rewriting this post as it seems to have deleted. This is part of my Blogging Fundamentals course.  The comment I made was regarding http://www.Afiyabennett Blog, which featured a twitter follower’s suggestion on where to visit in Paris. The place is Laffayette Galleries, Paris and I thought it would be a good place for fellow bloggers to know about.  Put it on your list folks,  if ever you are in Paris, go and take a look for yourselves.  I am hoping to do just that.

It has been more than twenty years since I went to Paris.  My interest has been awakened by my family coming back recently and I’ve been hearing of how captivating the sites and sounds of Paris still are.



What does change mean to me?

Sometimes it’s being yanked out of my comfort zone,

Sometimes it’s being coaxed gently into a different mindset,

Just make sure it’s a positive change.

Sometimes it means changing a behaviour,

Sometimes it means changing a habit,

Just that, it takes a good friend to point out a better way.

What does craving for good friends mean to you?

“All the better for seeing you or all the better for talking to you, my dear.”






Good Morning to you on a bright new day of hope and all the better for writing for you my readers because it’s an honour.  The title of this post was popular in 1970s England as part of greeting someone until political correctness came by.  I appreciated it because it translated well from a greeting I had been used to and it helped me feel part of a larger family, happier and motivated to tackle the day and its surprises.  Therefore I was less lonely and homesick. My roots and life, inspirations and aspirations, my professions I was studying and my hobbies become great subjects to talk about.

So wake up and a freshness of air we instinctively breathe in, stretching out with our hands in the air going upwards, outwards or forward in a manner of pushing something out of our way.  Why? Because we want better, so all that is not we as it were we push away with our arms and hands.  Naturally all we all want is a friend, family or someone to talk to, listen to, we want our lives to be better in its totality or in specific aspects of it.  We want better for our marriage, children, family, friendships, neighbour, community, nation and the world.  Prayers and blessings are part of the start to our day and Our Lord God in his agape love takes care of us, but we can’t just want and wish, we have to lead better lives, to witness and do the practical things which shows we have been counting our blessings.  Oh, don;t ever think yours is zero. Using a sentence we now frequently hear, I am going to ask you to do a little survey question.  With 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest, “How many times have you been blessed in your life?”  Please think about this and I will be happy to read your comments if you wish to share.

Some people live with their family and don’t talk to each other.  I have been a guilty party to this act and I soon learnt and practised not to let the sun go down on my anger. (Source: Ephesians 4:26).  I appreciate that, you are there for us to share our thoughts, words and problems, to help each other for the better and to be better.  Have a nice day.







First Aid Know-how


Crisis, when it happens is an emergency or sends most people if not everyone into a state of emergency with varying degrees.  This depends on the severity of the crisis and our reaction is fight or flight.  These days many people are aware as news reports of so many crisis situations have been filtered down via TV, Internet, Smartphones, Social Media, etc.  I feel it hasn’t made us immune to it rather alert so we can be better at dealing with crisis. When we practise dealing with crisis in our everyday lives in a better way, I believe we can better able to deal with bigger ones.  Of course, frankly we rather not have them little or big crisis. I propose it’s very important that everyone familiarise themselves with Basic First Aid, just as we have First Aid packs or cabinets at home, in the office and other places.


Educate the future makers


Tick tock, the hands are moving on,

Having a clock is useful

For some people it is to wake up on time

In the morning for work,

Or to search with the hope of getting work;

For getting the family ready,

The children need to go to school,

Oh wake up the opportunity for all girls too,

I don’t any boys left out either,

All around the world get them to school,

Educate a child and you educate the future makers.


In response to Daily Prompt: Clock